I am super lazy when it comes to my hair, and any shortcuts that mean I can put off the whole styling of wet hair thing are good with me. Like many wise humans, I have come to depend on dry shampoo to save me from the blow dryer.
I had an interesting chat on Twitter a few weeks ago, with some people who found that one of my favourite dry shampoos, Batiste, left a powdery residue on their hair. Being blonde, a white residue on the roots of my hair just makes it look cleaner, but of course, this is not a hot look for darker hair. I recently tried some amazing dry shampoos that blew me away with their effectiveness, delicious scent and lack of white residue. They are not your standard drugstore lines, and I like to call these little luxuries we all deserve.
Firstly, the popular and awesome, almost to the point of cult status, Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. The first thing I noticed about Oribe DTS was the FRAGRANCE! The entire Oribe line smells like heaven (the Foundation Mist is heavenly), and the packaging is luxe and looks rich sitting in any shower. Oribe DTS immediately makes your hair smell freshly shampooed – the scent is a clean, fresh citrus-woodsy blend that is perfect for boys and girls. I feel like the fragrance of this line is pretty much a fine perfume, which is not inexpensive. I would say it smells expensive, if that makes any sense. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray blasts any nasty scents out of your hair, so it’s perfect for removing smoke, cooking smells – you name it. DTS also adds volume to limp hair, making dirty hair impossibly bouncy and light. It’s definitely one of my favourite dry shampoos, but is also one of the most costly, but to be fair, it does come in a huge can that lasts for quite awhile. My older daughter loves it too, and usually gets one of the giant cans in her Christmas stocking. A big 8.5oz can is $44. The Oribe store locator is here.
If you love warm sexy ambery sweet powdery scents as well as clean hair, then you NEED Philip B Russian Amber Imperial Dry Shampoo. Holy mama, does this smell like heaven! Like the Oribe, Russian Amber Imperial Dry Shampoo provides a quick way to absorb excess oils, while adding bouncy volume and life, while leaving zero residue. It somehow manages to also add shine, which seems counterintuitive for a dry shampoo, but there you have it! That’s what you pay the big money for, people. Use it to freshen hair, use a hair perfume (really!), use it to extend the life of your beloved blow out. Any way you use it, you will love it. I really love every product from Philip B that I have tried, and I swooned the first time I smelled the Russian Amber Imperial Dry Shampoo. A giant 8.8oz can is $40. The Philip B store locator is here.
R+Co is new company to me. I’ve been seeing their very photo-friendly products popping up on all my social media channels in the past few months and was getting curious. With names like Moon Shine Shampoo, Oblivion Conditioner and Outer Space Hair Spray, and gorgeous Instagram & Tumblr-ready labels, how could I resist! I love gorgeous packaging, and I really love it when a brand does something fresh. R+Co is defintely fresh! I was exploring the line at Space NK last month and decided to test out their Death Valley Dry Shampoo. It smells AMAZING, with a softly beachy scent that reminds me of coconuts but not in a pina colada way. It’s more like “fresh and beachy”, if that makes any sense. It also adds volume and texture, without residue. Love! A 6.3oz can is $29. Find R+Co stockists here.
Cake Beauty has a delicious dry shampoo (isn’t everything they make delicious?) that is another Daly Beauty favourite. Cake Beauty Satin Sugar Dry Shampoo has a divine soft sweet lemon-sugar scent that I adore! Almost as yummy as a lemon meringue pie or a sweet lemonade – seriously addictive. It adds volume and texture while it’s simple and natural ingredients absorb oil making hair lemony fresh! It leaves zero residue and is simply perfect. A 6.7oz can is $24, which is great value!
Do you use dry shampoo, or any of these? What is your favourite non residue dry shampoo?